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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: Piedmont North Carolina**

Falls (Age 45+)

How many of these falls caused an injury?*

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  Total
Respond.^
1 or more falls caused an injury No injuries
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 1,829 637 34.6 31.8-37.4 1,192 65.4 62.6-68.2
-Piedmont NC 808 275 32.8 28.8-37.2 533 67.2 62.8-71.2
GENDER
Male 279 78 22.6 17.4-28.8 201 77.4 71.2-82.6
Female 529 197 40.3 34.9-46.0 332 59.7 54.0-65.1
RACE
White 696 233 34.5 30.0-39.2 463 65.5 60.8-70.0
African American 91 33 24.5 15.9-35.8 58 75.5 64.2-84.1
Other Minorities 18 8 35.7 16.0-61.8 10 64.3 38.2-84.0
HISPANIC
Hispanic 7 1 14.6 2.0-59.2 6 85.4 40.8-98.0
Non-Hispanic 795 272 33.0 28.9-37.4 523 67.0 62.6-71.1
AGE
45-54 235 87 31.6 24.6-39.5 148 68.4 60.5-75.4
55-64 243 88 35.5 28.1-43.7 155 64.5 56.3-71.9
65-74 159 51 33.7 25.3-43.2 108 66.3 56.8-74.7
75+ 171 49 30.3 22.0-40.2 122 69.7 59.8-78.0
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 135 47 42.4 31.5-54.1 88 57.6 45.9-68.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 234 84 33.7 26.4-41.8 150 66.3 58.2-73.6
Some Post-H.S. 215 80 33.6 26.4-41.7 135 66.4 58.3-73.6
College Graduate 223 64 26.7 19.9-34.8 159 73.3 65.2-80.1
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 138 56 42.9 32.0-54.5 82 57.1 45.5-68.0
$15,000- 24,999 161 65 36.8 27.9-46.6 96 63.2 53.4-72.1
$25,000- 34,999 81 28 37.1 25.3-50.8 53 62.9 49.2-74.7
$35,000- 49,999 89 28 25.5 16.5-37.3 61 74.5 62.7-83.5
$50,000-74,999 85 33 32.5 21.7-45.6 52 67.5 54.4-78.3
$75,000+ 127 30 27.1 18.3-38.2 97 72.9 61.8-81.7
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 519 210 39.5 34.1-45.2 309 60.5 54.8-65.9
No 282 65 23.0 17.3-29.9 217 77.0 70.1-82.7
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 136 36 21.8 14.7-31.0 100 78.2 69.0-85.3
Non-Veteran 672 239 35.4 30.8-40.2 433 64.6 59.8-69.2

Back to Falls (Age 45+).

*This question was asked of those who reported having one or more falls in the past 3 months.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

Eastern North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, and Wilson counties.
**Piedmont North Carolina: Alamance, Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Richmond, Rockingham, Rowan, Stanly, Stokes, Union, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin counties.
Western North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

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